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How to Make Cappuccinos


An image of a cappuccino in a clear glass.

Cappuccinos are one of the most popular types of espresso drinks. They're also fairly easy to make.

Marko Goodwin
Light, foamy cappuccinos are a favorite drink for many a coffee lover. With a two basic barista skills (pulling shots and foaming milk), you can learn how make cappuccinos yourself.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: One cappuccino


  • 1 double shot of espresso pulled into a cappuccino cup
  • Several ounces of foamed milk at about double its original volume (Start with around four ounces of milk to make this.)


Top the espresso with foamed milk right after foaming. When initially poured, cappuccinos are only espresso and foam, but the liquid milk quickly settles out of the foam to create the (roughly) equal parts foam, steamed milk and espresso for which cappuccino is known. Serve immediately.
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